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« on: Oct 20, 2009 04:05 AM »


AoA,

I seem to have fallen behind the info tech curve. I have a question re: internet connections. does getting an internet connection via DSL require the installation of some card etc on the computer or is just a software CD that you runon the computer to install a program which will run the internet connection. Is it possible to use a flash drive to install / run the connection like we might do for some wireless connection.

A second question is regarding billing. the salesman told me that it is essentially unlimited amount of use and the website gives a value of Mbs. I suspect it might mean the number of Mbs I may download from internet being covered by the given base rate with anything over being charged at a higher rate (akin to what we get with the mobile phones). but it doen't really tell me what Mbs mean I mean how do I know when I have reached the limit and what does, say, 160 Mbs mean in terms of how many files I can download esp. given that files these days, esp media files, are gigantic.

thanks in advance for any insight help ppl might be able to offer...
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« Reply #1 on: Oct 20, 2009 08:33 AM »

wsalam,

For DSL you do need an internet ethernet card. This usually comes standard on most computers. Look at the back of your laptop/computer and you should see a place where you can plug in your DSL connection (it looks like a bigger telephone connection).

[You could also use DSL to setup a wifi (wireless internet) in your house if you buy a wireless router. ]

Usually the DSL company will give you a CD to install or will come and install your connection themselves.

DSL connections are usually unlimited (you can use it as much as you want) so that's strange they have a cap. MBS usually refers to megabytes per second ie the speed of your connection. a good connection is usually 3 to 7 mbs.

hope that helps... ws  computer
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« Reply #2 on: Oct 20, 2009 12:39 PM »

thank you for the info...

i think I mistook the mbs as a cap - prob its the speed as you suggested...

I think I have the basic info I need...for now

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